In March 2020 I found myself back at one of my favourite venues, The Pumping House in Ollerton, for Millie and Pete’s fabulous wedding day. I am so grateful that Millie and Pete put on such a great day, as it turned out to be the last I would be able to be a part of for a while.
So while Miss Corona is still on her world tour, I’m going to take a minute to look back at some great wedding moments – starting with these guys.
My favourite wedding days are not necessarily the ones with the best food, the most stylish decor, or the best entertainment: they are the ones where the bride and groom just want to celebrate being in love and everyone is focused on having the best day ever. That said, when a day like that ALSO has great food, stunning flowers and decor and an awesome entertainer: well, it’s a photographer’s dream!
I always love being around on the morning of a wedding day, I just want everyone to get to know me and let me in on the action, so I can really capture the feeling of being there. I’m not going to lie though, it helps with the bride is so stunning and has chosen the PERFECT dress.
One of the reasons Millie and Pete chose the Pumping House for its unique sense of style and architecture, and you know what? I love that too.
But more importantly, the Pumping House was the perfect venue for a laid back but stylish day full of love and FUN! From the ceremony to the amazing meal to the dancing into the small hours.
Millie and Pete also loved the woodlands surrounding the venue and this provided the perfect backdrop for some photos with the squad.
They chose to “host a roast” for their wedding breakfast, so each table was served with a perfect leg of lamb (the couple’s favourite) to carve themselves (whatever you choose, the food at the Pumping House is seriously good!)
And can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing this wedding looks? I loved the layout of two long trestel and two round tables with a sweetheart table for the bride and groom. Millie was meticulous in her styling, bringing in some of the best in the business to help make everything perfect: from the incredible floristry by the incredibly talented boys from VAAS; to the signage by Mee and E’s Designs; to the peacock chairs and top table from Save the Date Event Stylists.
I try to limit the amount of time I take the bride and groom away from their party, but it was great to steal a few moments with Millie and Pete after the meal.
Throught the day, the brilliant Mark Elliot kept us all entertained with his beautfiul singing and in the evening he really got the party going, in fact at simes I couldn’t hear him over the singing from the all the guests having just the best time.
MILLIE + PETE’S DREAM TEAM
Venue: The Pumping House, Ollerton – www.thepumpinghouse.com check out their – admittedly better than my – blog post on this wonderful wedding on their news page.
Video – Visions of Grace – www.visionsofgrace.co.uk
Florist – Vaas – www.vaas.co.uk
Live Music – Mark Elliot – www.markjohnwedding.com
Cake and Favours – Lara (Maid of Honour) Insta – @pineappleandflamingo_
Hair – Helen Sutcliffe: www.helensutcliffehair.co.uk
Make-Up – Rochelle O’Brien: www.rochelleobrien.co.uk
Millie’s Dress – Justin Alexander from Confetti and Lace www.confettiandlace.com
Pete’s Suit – Moss Bros: www.moss.co.uk
Bridesmaid Dresses – Adrianna Papell from John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com
Groomsmen Suits – Astares Menswear: www.astares.co.uk
Welcome Signs – Insta: @Meeanddesdesigns
Seating Plan, Place Cards and Promises – Wild Calligraphy: www.wildcalligraphygb.com
Peacock Chairs, Top Table & Postbox – Save the Date Event Stylists: www.savethedateeventstylist.com
Doughnut Wall – Doughnotts: www.doughnottsofficial.com
Pyjamas and Dressing Gowns – Jean Alice Robes and Design: www.jeanalice.com
Confetti and Tissue Packets – Dollz Confetti: www.dollzconfetti.co.uk